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Ethical Fashion Show Berlin

Ethical Fashion Show Berlin

As a member of the Dutch sustainable fashion cluster, reWrap participated in the Ethical Fashion Show during the Berlin Fashion Fair. Together with the other Dutch eco design brands we made our appearance on the cat walk.

At the fair we also closed a deal with the distributor of sustainable products, Maime, to represent us in Germany.

Friends with Nudge

Friends with Nudge

Nudge and reWrap are friends, because we both feel a sustainable society is important. Nudge works bottom up, by engaging consumers to become more sustainable. The Nudge platform consists of almost 32.00 'Nudgers', all people committed to a more sustainable society.

Top 10 sustainable brands

Top 10 sustainable brands

At the election of the most sustainable organised by allesduurzaam.nl reWrap was elected as one of the top 10 sustainable brands of 2011.

The other brands in the top 10 are: ASN bank, Boabab reizen, Houtwerk Hattem, Primavera, Saint basics, Triodos bank, De vegetarische slager, Weleda and Yumeko

Waste = food

Waste = food

The waste that we generate does not disappear. Disappearing does not exist, because the earth is a closed system. Our waste only seems invisible because we dilute it with water, cover it with earth or let is be blown away by the wind. But inevitably we will run into it again in our drinking water, the air that we breathe, our food and in our body. The designer William McDonough and the chemist Michael Braungart discuss the solution of this problem: waste = food

Carbon offset in Thailand

Carbon offset in Thailand

Because we cannot reduce our energy consumption any further, we compensate our emissions by helping a plant in Thailand reduce its emissions.

This plant produces starch and its waste water contains a lot of methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more harmful than CO2. An installation removes and captures all methane. The methane is burnt in the heating system of the plant. So it prevents the use of heavy oil fuel as well.

Short video about Cradle to Cradle

Short video about Cradle to Cradle

Watch a short explanation of the Cradle to Cradle principe by Reggs. Reggs is a multi-disciplinary design agency, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2009 Reggs became the first Cradle to Cradle accredited design agency worldwide.

For more information about Reggs, please take a look at their website

No 'sheep dipping'

No 'sheep dipping'

For 'better' wool sheep are normally dipped in a bath of insecticides and fungicides, toxins that kills insects and mold. Of course this is bad for the sheep, for us and for our environment.

Our wool comes from sheep that are kept ecologically and are not subjected to activities such as sheep dipping.

Sustainable auction WWF

Sustainable auction WWF

During the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven the World Wildlife Fund organises a sustainable auction. The WWF asked several Dutch sustainable designers to support the auction by donating their products. reWrap gladly contributed.

All revenues will go to the WWF and the highest bidder can select the project, to which the revenues will go.

mini docu for the Guardian

mini docu for the Guardian

Cradle to Cradle: innovation for the Next Industrial Revolution is the theme of an event in London to promote the Cradle to Cradle philosophy in the UK. The Guardian published an extensive article about this event.

Andy Hix was in the Netherlands for a month to interview and film Dutch C2C entrepreneurs. Besides reWrap he also talked to Laladoo, Desso, van Gansewinkel and the city of Venlo.

William McDonough at TED

William McDonough at TED

Architect William McDonough believes that green design can prevent environmental disaster, while also driving economic growth.

He champions Cradle to Cradle design that considers the full life cycle of a product, from its creation with sustainable materials to a recycled afterlife.

He asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time."

Cradle to Cradle principe

Cradle to Cradle principe

Braungart and McDonough state: ‘rather than settling for doing less damage by using fewer materials and less energy, aim for 100% percent damage-free instead!’ Don’t design cradle to grave, but cradle to cradle by using either fully biodegradable materials or technologically reusable materials, using only renewable energy for the production process.

In their book Cradle to Cradle they elaborate on their vision with interesting examples.